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Jennifer A. Brown

  • Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

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Office Location

536 Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • language development and intervention
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • family and professional collaboration

Research Interests

  • collaborative intervention practices in natural environments
  • social communication intervention
  • family-centered early intervention
  • preschool and school-age language and literacy intervention
  • professional development

Research Summary

My research is focused on improving language outcomes for children in natural environments (i.e., home, school, community) through collaborative practices. To do this, I study (a) parent-implemented communication interventions for young children with developmental delays and disorders, including ASD; (b) interventions that support the connection between oral language and literacy in preschool and elementary classrooms; and (c) the processes, professional development, and implementation of evidence-based practices within early intervention, preschool, and school settings. I am affiliate faculty with the Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research (CABER) and the Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation within the College of Education at the University of Georgia. I also collaborate as a research associate with the Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center at Florida State University.

Education

Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Communication Science and Disorders Florida State University 2012
MS Communication Disorders University of Texas at Dallas 2004
BS Communication Science and Disorders Florida State University 2003

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2017 Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching College of Education
2017 Communication Sciences and Disorders Teacher of the Year UGA National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
2015 Communication Sciences and Disorders Teacher of the Year UGA National Student Speech Language Hearing Association